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Post Category: Women’s Heart Health

3 Unique Factors in Heart Disease for Women

3 Unique Factors in Heart Disease for Women The heart is a mighty muscle, tasked with pumping oxygen-rich blood to the rest of the body. When heart disease develops, the heart can’t work as efficiently as it should and heart failure can occur. While heart disease affects both men and women, there are three factors that are…
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5 Simple Ways to Add Heart-Healthy Exercise to Your Day

5 Simple Ways to Add Heart-Healthy Exercise to Your Day Most of us know that we should probably be exercising more than we are to improve our heart health. However, many people don’t realize that the American Heart Association recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per week. That number can sound high, but rest…
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Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

Heart Attack Symptoms in Women Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States, and afflicts as many women each year as it does men. However, heart attack symptoms can differ significantly for men and women. Because women are more likely to experience “silent” or vague symptoms, heart attacks…
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CT Scan My Heart?

What is this Heart Healthy CT? How many possible tests can there be for my heart? It is getting a bit confusing trying to navigate the different tests from ECGs (or is it EKG?), to echocardiograms and stress tests. Well, the Cardiac CT or Calcium score can provide very helpful…
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Heart Disease Overview from the Functional Girl

I recently had the pleasure of meeting CJ Legare, Austin’s own Functional Girl. CJ has a broad background spanning modeling to marketing. She is now using her experience and talent to, in her words, “empower women to celebrate themselves, to embrace sisterhood and to love the way they live every…
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Mitral Valve Prolapse causing chest pain

Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP) is a diagnosis that tends to occur in women more often than men – although there are many men with the condition. It is a diagnosis based upon a physical examination by a physician and sometimes by imaging studies such as an echocardiogram (sonogram of the…
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‘Tis the Season…For Heart Disease

Just as everyone is getting ready for the holiday season, cardiologists are getting ready for a busy season of heart disease. Starting after Thanksgiving, there is a significant increase in heart attack rates with two distinct peaks at Christmas and New Year’s. WHY@f0 The increase over the next 2-3 months…
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Heart Attacks Twice as Deadly in Women in Recent Study

A new presentation delivered at the Acute Cardiac Care Congress shows that heart attacks remain more deadly for women than men. The research group showed that there was a higher rate for intra-hospital death from acute heart attacks in women versus men (9% vs 4.4%). This difference was…
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Why Rosie’s experience should be a wakeup call for women

I’m hopeful that Rosie O’Donnell’s blog post about her recent heart attack opens the eyes of Central Texas women about heart disease. All too often women think they have to experience the classic, “elephant sitting on my chest” crushing pain when they’re having a heart attack. But the fact is,…
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